Programme autumn 2019
Professor at the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology
How to minimize environmental impact in crop production
Microbes are key players when nitrogen compounds are transformed – can they be managed to minimize environmental impact and support crop production?
Anke Fischer, Erica von Essen and Kaisa Raitio
Researchers at the Department of Urban and Rural Development
How environmental communication can help in times of sustainability crises
Ever wondered why so much impactful communication today happens through social media? Or why until recently, many people in Europe did not think that climate change was such a big issue? Our talk showcases research that answers these questions.
See lecture here (in English)
Sebastian Sundberg, The Swedish Species Information Centre
Hur mycket är ett träd värd? Om våra träds nyckelroll som värdar för biologisk mångfald. Firs, pine trees and oak trees each hosts about 1,000 species of fungi, larvae, mosses and invertebrates. More than a fifth of all Sweden’s terrestrial species depend on one single host plant. Come and listen to why trees make up such important but fragile structures in the web of life.
Researcher at the Department of Soil and Environment
Nitrogen and agriculture through the ages – a brief history. Nitrogen is an important macronutrient for plant growth. In agricultural systems, careful management is crucial for plant production and environmental reasons. Yet, optimizing available nitrogen for plant growth is challenging due to the complexity of the nitrogen cycle in soils. This Worth Knowing Talk will provide an overview of the discovery of various processes within the nitrogen cycle as well as historical developments of nutrient management systems in agricultural systems.
Anke Herrmann is an Associate Professor in Soil Science, and her main research focus is on decomposition of soil organic matter in various soil ecosystems. Specifically, she elucidates nutrient cycling in relation to climate change by tackling resource use efficiency of carbon and nitrogen as well as root growth within the physical, structural microbial soil habitat.
Professor at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
The water cycle diagram: an icon dangerously out of date for the Anthropocene. Water cycle diagrams are the icons of hydrological sciences, but they provide a misleading picture. Leaving humans out contributes to a basic lack of awareness of how we relate to water, and a false sense of security about future availability of the essential resource.
Kevin Bishop is a Professor at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, and SLU’s Pro Vice Chancellor with responsibility for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. This part of SLUs mission provides the scientific basis for a more sustainable future. Societies must find better ways to use natural resources while protecting other ecosystem services like biodiversity and water quality. SLUs is an international leader in the producing this knowledge and putting it to work.
5 december – canceled
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